artful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “artful” in the English Dictionary

"artful" in British English

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artfuladjective

uk   /ˈɑːt.fəl/  us   /ˈɑːrt-/
clever and ​skilful, ​especially in getting what you ​want: He has ​shown himself to be an artful ​politician. The ​primeministerdealt with the interviewer's ​questions in a very artful way.
artfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
His ​clothes were artfully ​arranged to ​lookstylishlycasual.
artfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of artful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"artful" in American English

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artfuladjective

 us   /ˈɑrt·fəl/
intelligent and ​skillful, esp. in ​persuading, sometimes without being ​completelyhonest: His ​politics was an artful ​blend of ​high-mindedpatriotism and ​maliciousgossip about his ​opponents.
artfully
adverb  us   /ˈɑrt·fə·li/
The ​machinery is artfully ​concealed in a ​polishedcabinet.
(Definition of artful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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